Five leading bookmobile builders to sponsor fifth-annual Bookmobile Sunday at ALA Annual Conference

Contact: John L. Amundsen

Communications Specialist

ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services

(312) 280-2140


For Immediate Release

May 11, 2010

CHICAGO – Five of the leading bookmobile builders in the United States-- All-American Specialty Vehicles, Matthews Specialty Vehicles, Meridian Specialty Vehicles, OBS, Inc., and Farber --will sponsor the fifth-annual Bookmobile Sunday, held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., June 27, during the 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Bookmobile Sunday is organized by the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS), the OLOS Subcommittee on Bookmobiles and the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS).

Bookmobile Sunday features a keynote by W. Ralph Eubanks, director of Publishing at the Library of Congress; an author luncheon with Andrew Smith, author of “Ghost Medicine”and “In the Path of Falling Objects”; and moderated discussions on advocacy, eco-friendly vehicles and fuels, mobile service options, Bookmobiles 101 and Marketing. An author book signing and Parade of Bookmobiles, where attendees can board and explore a comprehensive range of bookmobiles, conclude the event.

Registration, both online and on-site, is $25 and includes lunch.

For more information about Bookmobile Sunday, and to register, please visitÂ


The Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) serves the Association by identifying and promoting library services that support equitable access to the knowledge and information stored in our libraries. OLOS focuses attention on services that are inclusive of traditionally underserved populations, including new and non-readers, people geographically isolated, people with disabilities, rural and urban poor people and people generally discriminated against based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, language and social class. The Office ensures that training, information resources and technical assistance are available to help libraries and librarians develop effective strategies to develop programs and service for new users.